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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 3rd Jun 2020, 11:09
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Came close to my gaff on its way to Sarfend, would have seen it if I'd been paying attention..
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 11:22
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A400M at 475 feet over the Firth of Forth and a Typhoon going to Leuchars
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 12:56
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and a Typhoon going to Leuchars
He's going in the wrong direction.

Do fast jets still use there ?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 13:01
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
He's going in the wrong direction.

Do fast jets still use there ?
He did a roller as far as I can tell. The Northern QRA is being moved to Leuchars while work is done at Lossiemouth.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 14:58
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Had a P51 Mustang from Halfpenny green doing an impromptu air display over my house the other day.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 15:14
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A US Homeland Security Casa 212 has just passed London after coming down the country from Wick and Transatlantic crossing. Staying at 9,000ft, so I wonder if they are ferrying it to the factory for repair with a pressurisation issue ?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 15:18
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I just happened to be passing Mildenhall and Lakenheath today. They had the usual KC135's, RC135's C130's and F15's blasting around.
There was also a C-5 departing Lakenheath as I flew North to South yesterday afternoon.....
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 16:07
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A US Homeland Security Casa 212 has just passed London after coming down the country from Wick and Transatlantic crossing. Staying at 9,000ft, so I wonder if they are ferrying it to the factory for repair with a pressurisation issue ?
The 212 isn't pressurised. You do get some odd US government aircraft about, I recall seeing a civil Dash 7 flogging across into Europe a few years ago. Can't recall which department operated it. Looks like he's heading into Brussels.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 16:22
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A US Homeland Security Casa 212 has just passed London after coming down the country from Wick and Transatlantic crossing. Staying at 9,000ft, so I wonder if they are ferrying it to the factory for repair with a pressurisation issue ?
The FAA registry suggests it was sold last December, so it may no longer have any connection with DHS.

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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 16:33
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A bit late with my sighting report, but after commenting that we hadn't seen (or more usually heard) them we had a pair of V22 Ospreys pass over us in York last night.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 17:42
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Interesting one from FR24. Any guesses?


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RAF F-35 at play over East Anglia..
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 22:41
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2 days ago at KHQZ sorry poor definition pic

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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 23:09
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Not terribly recently but I got to see the NASA SOFIA aircraft overhead (registration N747NA) last fall whilst commuting home in the southwest corner of Colorado where we live. Just a strikingly pretty planform, I wasn't used to seeing such a stubby fuselage on such long wings !
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Watched an AN-2 stagger off and fly around on Sunday.

Disappointed my 18 month old grandson is missing out on Pitch Black this year, courtesy of Covid. Should have been showing him F/A-18 A, B, F and G, F-15, F-16, Su-30, Rafaele, Gripen, F-35, C-17, C-27 and A-400 amongst others.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 06:25
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Disappointed my 18 month old grandson is missing out on Pitch Black this year, courtesy of Covid.
Look on the bright side - he might have foundit an anti-climax compared to last year's.
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Caught this in Leipzig about 2 weeks ago. First time ever seeing one in the fleet, noisy vodka burners!



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Old 4th Jun 2020, 11:24
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I've got an RAF Sentinel orbiting me at 41000' - should I be worried?

Phew, he's gone!

Two A400s in at Gatwick this morning, one now droning round the patch at Southampton, the other has been to Edinburgh and now heading further north.

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A400 coming into Southampton
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A400 coming into Southampton
Just passing Winchester
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